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sally's, stand up, and come follow me. hello, america. i don't know about you, but i have always wanted to be in the mob, and now that i am, it's fantastic! the cocaine, the women, the town hall healthcare protests. i don't remember seeing any of those in those great mob movies, but here's the one thing tonight, this is not a g.o.p. mob or manufactured anger in america. what is happening is negotiating, democrats, republican and independents, senses in their guts that something is not right, and something isn't right with the healthcare plan. the polls reflect that. 65% say obama is taking on too many issues. his approval is at 50%, now worst than bush's was after the first six months. he has fallen 7 points with independents. 52% oppose how he is handling healthcare. 39% approve. more than three out of four think his plan will add to the deficit. that is important. listen to it again. three out of four think this plan will add to the deficit. remember that stat. why the decline? america, i think it's because you know something is wrong when somebody tries to rush you, that's when you n
and missiles and on the heels of news that three more americans are now being held in a country america does not have a diplomatic relationship with, iran. does this pump up one dictator and embolden others? we're joined now by pedavid gern and peter brooks. david, i want to start with you. it's almost impossible to ignore the message that it's sends to north korea and others that may be on shaky ground with the u.s. the next time they have u.s. citizens in their custody they can use them as bargaining chips to talk with high-level people, rewarding bad behavior. how do they keep that from happening? >> erica, i think this has a more important message to the world, and that is that america is a country that cares about its own, it will go to great lengths, a former president will fly around the world to bring back two innocent brave americans to reunite them with their families and that individuals matter in this country. and this situation, we didn't give anything away. it's not as if there was a bargain or a negotiation. rather, we had a brutal regime that captured these two young women. a
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are proud and happy that bank of america actually has a solution to help them out with their cards. i listen. that's the first thing i do is listen. you know what, what happened? what put you in this situation? and everyone's situation is different. we always want to make sure that we're doing what's best for our cardholders. i'll go through some of his monthly expenses, if he has a mortgage payment, if he pays rent. and then i'll use all that information to try and see what kind of a payment he financially can handle. i want to help you. bank of america wants to help you through this difficult time. when they come to you and they say thank you, aj, for helping me with this problem, that's where we get our joy from. that's what motivates us everyday. >>> the safe return of journalists euna lee and laura ling, former vice president gore this morning said laura's mother had some soup waiting for her. like any family meal, it's the family part that counts the most. for laura, it's her mother, father, husband, and sister, fellow journalist, lisa ling. >> proud would be an understatement. the lit
.p. morgan doing 20% of their mortgages. down towards the bottom, you have bank of america and wells fargo at 4% and 6%. host: let's put the basics backs on the table. it is called what? guest: under the umbrella of making home affordable, at the peace we are focusing on is the home affordable modification program. it is what buyers do if they are running into problems. they call their letter and say they want a hempo modifications . the servicer will figure out how much you can pay. the point is to get your monthly payments down to 31% of your income. host: how much money was set aside for this and how was it used? guest: they set aside a certain amount. there are several pieces to this. there is an incentive payment for each loan that gets modified that is successful. then there are annual payments of $1,000 as long as the lone state's current. the bar were actually gets money towards their payments going to pay down their principal. -- the bowerer actually gets money towards their payments. the servicer will reduce their payment to 38% and the government will split the difference with t
of house senators say they will vote. coming this fall, tour the home to america's highest court, "the supreme court." >> two journalist are right tom today. they were accompanied by president bill clinton who helped secure their release. they were for -- that were from al gore's current tv network. >> welcome home laura ling and euna lee. [applause] [inaudible] [inaudible] [inaudible] [inaudible] [laughter] >> 30 an hour seco -- 38 hours ago, euna lee and i were prisoners in north korea. we appeared at any moment that we could be sent to a hard labor camp. and then suddenly we were told that we were going to a meeting. we were taken to a location and when we walked in -- through the doors, we saw standing before us president bill clinton. we were shocked. but we knew instantly in our hearts that the nightmare of our life was finally coming to an end, and now we stand here and on and free -- home and free. euna and i would like to express our deepest gratitude to president clinton and his wonderful, amazing, not to mention supercool team, including john but as the -- podesta and the un
commitment come up. >> this is not the america i knew. i don't want it going his way. this administration is nuts. enough is enough. >> democrats want to win virginia to show that obama and the agenda is still popular. republicans want to win virginia in order to show they are on the rebound and on the comeback trail. >> the republican leading deeds. we will see whether the president's appearance tonight changes the poll numbers. what we know is president obama's approval rating in virginia is on the decline according to one poll by public policy polling. it comes as mr. obama is set to campaign today with deeds. with me now is democratic commentator vick hamber and we have reynard jackson with us also. the numbers are mr. obama's popularity is only at 42% in the commonwealth. this is a state he carried in 2008. so what is happening, vick. >> people are coming home to their normal party. it is six months later. we have economic problems. all the problems haven't been solved in the six months he's been president so i think it is a natural. if you look at the polling numbers where mr. bush
of the book "the battle for america" join us later. >>> also, sonia sotomayor was confirmed late today by a vote of 68-31. nine republicans voted for her, and every democrat present. could that cause trouble for the republicans with latino votes next november? we'll look at that in "the politics fix." >>> and what american political celebrity was offered 40 cows and 20 goats for some guy to marry their daughter? and who said it was up to the daughter to decide? that's in tonight's "hardball sideshow." >>> we begin with the president's slipping approval ratings. now down to 50% in a new poll. patrick buchanan is an msnbc political analyst and bob shrum is a democratic analyst. let's take a look. here the quinnipiac poll numbers to look at. approve the president's performance, 50%. disapprove, 42%. that compares to only a month ago and just a month ago to 57% positive, 33% negative. now, let's look at the source of this. the quinn pi yak poll asks people how is the president handling the health care issue. there you have it, 39%. very, very low for an issue he really campaigned on. 52% o
best hope: restoring conservatism and america's promise." i am pleased to have him back at this table. welcome. >> sorry you didn't bring me again. i enjoy hearing the stories about the ball girl last time here. i take her everywhere i go. she sells books. >> rose: the best ball girl we've ever had. she was good. and, boy, does she add to your show. >> oh, many i god. yeah. people always ask why mika went on the bookstore with me. she doubles the sales. and triples the size of the audience. i'm not dumb! it's like i've got any own palin nobody's there to see the old guy. they're there to see mika. >> rose: and the chemistry between the two of you. >> yeah. >> rose: good for you. let me just talk about you first. first the news. i watched your show this morning as i often watch your show. the clinton story. questions? what'd you think? why didn't he speak? he wanted to report back to the white house first? what? >> yeah, i think so. and i think it was a smart move for him. i'm confounded by some people on the right actually criticizing this operation. this is very simple. >> rose: it's
. this is a global franchise that should recover with the rest of the world, even if america lags behind. how about a fourth reason? it's getting out from under a ton of bad loans and doing it fast. it's going to be dividing the bank into citigroup holdings, no thank you, and citigroup proper. citigroup proper is 1/3 retail bank, 1/3 global services, 1/3 investment banking. all three are immensely profitable already. i think the split-off will do a lot to bring up the value. that's another way i'm going to get to my $6 target. reason number five, existing management. how about ned kelly? he's not going anywhere. he's staying put. the government would be absolutely nuts -- >> they know nothing, they know nothing, they know nothing! >> to remove either one of those guys as the turnaround is real and huge. and the books are clean. the bad stuff is going away. that's right. they're real and terrific, so to speak. all right. why the heck is the stock trading at $3? $3.80, how can that be? all right. well, first, the government's solution was terrible for existing shareplholders. i think we are recoverin
leading the charge -- the president of the autism society of america. they have been listening to families about these issues and trying to come up with recommendations. i am sure that group would love to have an audience and get some ideas that they have been grappling with. >> you just wrote about standards. someone mentioned that you get all kinds of misinformation. you have been on this telehealth for three years now. when you mention standards, is that what you're talking about? >> absolutely. when we start our treatment program, it is a comprehensive treatment program. unfortunately, families can pop up in the internet search and tiepin -- type in telehealth treatment. i do not see how it is possible to form a true therapeutic bond and go ahead and treat the child. is very disconcerting. you can quarry pretty much anything with autism and related disorders. whether it is some way to repair your car, somebody who can paint your house, it is so sporadic. parents do not have a consistent place to ensure that they're going to receive quality care. i am encouraged that you have folks meet
years. but these guys, interesting valuation, lacks catalysts. don't care for it here. bank of america, merrill lynch. they have a sell on you. do they not understand the history of the company and how good you have it? >> jim, as you know, we refocused the company over the previous year and a half. in fact, we've been trying to innovate to help our customers succeed and our companies succeed. if you think about it, what we've been doing is positioning in the data and optical space which are growing and faster than the overall cap in the industry. and in particular, we're focused on the mobility space as well. you're right on target. when you think about it, there's a macro economic trend in the world. everyone around the world wants mobility and they want broadband. and we're focused on that mobility space. and right now, as you know, the phones are moving from just phone service to mobile internet. then into mobile video. and we suspect over time, it will move into mobile commerce. and the u.s., for example, hasn't even started in that space yet. we're playing a big role there. >> wh
of clean energy. the department of the interior manages 20% of america. these lands that only include some of our treasured landscapes, but also some of the most productive energy areas. until recently, energy production of focus has been on conventional resources including oil, gas, and coal. insuring these resources is essential to our energy security, but we also have undeveloped potential on our public lands and under the leadership of president obama and secretary salazar, we are pursuing these opportunities. the bureau of land management has identified over 20 million acres of public land with energy potential and over 29 million acres with solar energy potential. there are also 140 million acres of public land in alaska with a geothermal resource potential as well as significant biomass potential. these public lands have the potential to produce a total of 2.9 megawatts of solar. 206 megawatts of wind. 39,000 megawatts of geothermal energy. there is also significant potential in our offshore waters. the department of energy, the national laboratory has identified more than 1000 giga
on your life, what do you think? come on, stand up, follow me. well, hello, america. everything is sunshine and lollipops today. are you one of the tens of thousands of people who don't want government run healthcare and then showed up at a town hall rally to let it be known? here is the one thing tonight, if that's you, you're part of that right wing extremist angry mob. that's what the white house said, a mob. by the way, your anger is fake. it s it is not organic. it's much healthier for the planet if it were, though. it is not grassroots. not a chance in hell you have ever experienced anything at all that hacked you off in the government, like even little things like waiting in line at the post office or the dmv, oh, no. you're not waiting at the post office trying to buy a stamp and it takes you about 45 minutes and then you say to yourself, man, i wish i could stand in line like this when i need a liver. no. you're just a g.o.p. robot that's been activated. at least that's what the holy trinity of the media, the white house and the d.n.c. are now saying. >> they lost the e
that united america. after sputnik, we went to pick the moon. ronald reagan rally in the country to end communism. you can think of george bush's cry in 2001 that we would defeat -- lead a global war on terrorism and extremism. it is interesting, the last one, the war on terrorism seems to have lost some of that national feeling. when you do polling, you see people not as invested in the success of afghanistan and iraq and other places where we are fighting were secretly, such as the horn of africa. yet in our strategic interest, clearly fighting terrorism will remain the big issue. he what is the next big national issue? what can president obama defined as the national agenda? he tried very much to make health care that. in the last press conference he said it is intimately tied to your own personal future as an american. but we have not seen americans rally around that idea yet as a national cause. this is something president obama and his allies will try to do. he will try to cast the health care debate as important as going to the moon or defeating communism or terrorism you will se
more innocent lives in the future. >> america says that the insurgents trying to topple the somali government are linked to al qaeda. they want to impose strict islamic law across somalia, and they have the government pinned into a small corner of the capital, mogadishu. the war appears to be attracting support from extremists. several young men were arrested, accused of links to the terror group. under the clinton presidency, american troops tried to intervene in somalia. when helicopters were shot down and soldiers killed in the black hawk down incident, america pulled out. reluctant to send troops, the americans are backing somali forces loyal to the transition government, with the aim of preventing hard-line islamist forces from seeking power. in nairobi, hillary clinton met the president with a clear message. we are with you, and we will help you to stay in power. there were promises of training and weapons. >> if they want a haven in somalia, it would attract al qaeda and other terror groups and be a threat to the united states. >> this was a very public show of support for p
at 6:00. 2009 is an historic year for america. the senate confirmed judge sonia sotomayor to that supreme court. >> she will become the first hispanic to serve on the high court. we begin on capitol hill tonight. >> today's centistoke -- senate vote comes today. >> the nomination of sonia sotomayor of new york to be an associate justice of the supreme court of the united states is confirmed. >> an historic moment capitol hill as senators voted to confirm judge sonia sotomayor as the first latina's supreme court justice. >> this is a wonderful day for judge sotomayor and her family. i also think it is a wonderful day for america. >> president obama's first supreme court pick was widely -- critics repeatedly questioned her impartiality. thursday's final debate, the return to the president's comment that he wanted a just as with into the spirit >> the power to rule on empathy is the power to rule on prejudice. >> unfortunately, judge sotomayor's speeches and writings reveal a judicial philosophy that highlights the importance of personal preferences and believes. >> her suppo
with modified loans. lenders have not changed a single mortgage. bank of america modified 4% of eligible loans. wells fargo modified only 6%. colleges are offering green degree programs. more students are interested in the environment. a variety of programs will be popping up like a technical training to operate wind turbines. some universities are offering mba's in new areas. >> investors are waking up to headlines of aig. michelle steel joins us live with that story and the rest of the business news in the bloomberg news report. >> good morning. aig is well known for getting billions of dollars from the government. now the guy who led the insurance company for 38 years may be facing a federal government lawsuit. they may sue the executive. he was pushed out during a government probe into its business. they accused of hiding losses and inflating reserves. the government is weighing a reorganization of fannie mae and freddie mac. they may put it in a government supported corporation. no decision has been made yet on whether to go through with the good bank-bad bank option. stock futures are pr
night, america. [captioning made possible by fox news channel] captioned by the national captioning institute ---www.ncicap.org--- bret: next on "special report," the obama administration asks for your help in fighting off misinformation about the healthcare plan. we'll look at how reform legislation could be derailed by the most divisive political issue, abortion. we'll examine the events that led up to today's tearful reunion of journalists released from captivity and hugo chavez beats the drums of war over u.s. troop movement in south america. all that plus the all-star panel, right here, right now. bret: welcome to washington. i'm bret baier. breaking news within the last few minutes. a federal jury has found former louisiana democratic congressman william jefferson guilty of bribery. this case is best known, you may remember, with the $90,000 federal agents found in his freezer. national correspondent catherine herridge joins us live with details. >> according to reports we are receiving from the federal courthouse in alex an dree ya, the former congressman has been found guilt
sotomayor and her family. i alsohink it is a wonderful day for america. >> it doesn't mean there was not debate over controversial "why is latina -- "wise latina" comment. >> i hope that she actively defends her impartiality against objective influences and prejudices. >> there were rallies on the national mall and watch parties around washington. it secured her future. unless there is a complete meltdown, according to one senator, she was then. >> it is a victory, but i do not know if it is a big victo. he did not try to put someone on the court that would reshape the court for a generation. >> she will be sworn in on saturday in two separate ceremonies. it will be the first one opened to television in the court's history. >> and quite a few people from our area say the judge as a role model for hispanic children. >> as a hispanic woman, she has gone pretty far. >> some people we spoke with hope that she will inspire a community struggling to deal with issues like poverty and discrimination. >>> of the senate is about to vote for more funding for the cash for clunkers prog
. sick trading at citigroup again. bank of america's been doing 350 to 500 million shares for four, five days in a row right now. citigroup will do over a billion. remember, they increased their weighting in the s&p 500. some are pointing out the big volume due to some better news from some of the mortgage insurers. radian had some positive comments yesterday. tradertalk.cnbc.com. let's go around the horn and talk to all my friends. first brian schactman over at the nasdaq. >> thank you, bob. we're hovering near the lows of the session. you're looking at the internals. better than two to one to the down side. we've underperformed the broader market for the last two days and it's continuing. i want to actually point out a few of the positive stories to start. because of some future margin pressures, even though they have good earnings, cisco was down early. maybe it was john chambers talking on "squawk on the street." yahoo up .5%. ebay up 2.7%. chips have been weak all day. intel is right in line with the market about .8% but marvell down 2.5%. the weakest of the big names today, researc
calling a wonderful day in america. not everyone seems to agree. 31 u.s. senators voted against her confirmation. many of them republicans. many expressed concerns biassed or prone to judicial activism. >> a philosophy that's consistent with the activist judicial philosophy. that is that she said openly that her opinions, her sympathies and her prejudices would impact the way she ruled from the bench. shepard: but during our confirmation hearings, judge sotomayor pledged to be faithful to the law without taking empathy into account it is worth noting judge sotomayor replaces retired associate number of david souter. although he was appointed by a republican president, he was considered a liberal. therefore, judge sotomayor is not expected to have any major impact on the court's balance. but you never know, do you? shannon bream covers the court for us. she is live on capitol hill. shannon, when does judge sotomayor get sworn in? >> shep, it's official on saturday. there will be two ceremonies. there are two different oaths to be administered. both will be done by the chief justice j
. >> couric: the senate confirms sonia sotomayor. and hispanics all over america celebrate the first latina on the u.s. supreme court. i'm katie couric. all the tonight, the economy continues to lose jobs. and now hundreds of thousands of americans are in danger of losing their unemployment benefits. with the first day of school around the corner, what the government says principals and parents should do to deal with an outbreak of h1n1. and a mystery on the california coast. why are sea lions beaching themselves in record numbers? captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. president obama says it's a wonderful day for america. his reaction to the senate confirming the first hispanic ever nominated to the u.s. supreme court. sonia sotomayor. the vote was 68-31. all the democrats and two independents voted yes. nine republicans also voted to confirm sotosaying even if they didn't agree with all her views she was qualified. she'll be sworn in saturday as the 1 11thth justice, and only the third woman to serve on the nation'
always tell a story, and here in mexico, that story is the war raging on america's doorstep. being fought for the right to supply america's demand for illegal drugs. a war becoming more violent, more ruthless, mostly because of one group. to even begin to understand that violence, come with me. here in a barrio in the southern mexican city of veracruz. imagine, if you will, a band of special forces, green beret soldiers go rogue and offer their services and their firepower to the drug cartels. well, that's precisely what's happened in mexico. in the 1990s, commandos from the mexican army deserted and set up their own cartel, known as the los zetas. the los zetas, a group that the u.s. government now says is the most technologically advanced, sophisticated and dangerous cartel, operating in mexico. and this is an example of some of their most recent work. until not so long ago, this was the home to a local police commander. promoted just two months before. and at 5:00 a.m. one morning, two cars pulled up in these streets. eight or nine gunmen got out, armed with assault rifles and 40 milli
striving for the days something like this would happen. it just confirms america's commitment and fairness and justice for all and of course the constitution. a very, very proud moment in which all americans can take pride. we salute the president, commend the senate. i just can't begin to tell you how proud i am and i'm sure many others are across the country for this very historic moment that has really just lifted hearts throughout this country from coast to coast and i'm sure around the world. >> thank you both very much and again, tamron, i guess we should remind our audience president obama is going to speak in ten minutes. we're also expected that harry reid will speak on the senate floor. >> he's harry reid now. >> first hispanic, the third woman, the third person of color on our supreme court. on the floor a few minutes ago, also made history by confirming someone as qualified as anyone has been to go in that court. i want to congratulate chairman leahy and the entire committee. they moved this quickly, fairly and with a great deal of dignity. i've said before that justice sotomay
to kill him? >>> and fallen "idol." what happens now to america's most popular show, now that paula abdul is gone? most popular show, now that paula abdul is gone? and who might replace her? captions paid for by abc, inc. >>> and good morning, america. robin is on assignment this morning. i'm diane sawyer on this thursday, august 6, 2009. and chris is back from anchoring our coverage of the shooting of all those women in the fitness class near pittsburgh. this morning, take a look. we have new video of the killer speaking. we're going to be searching for clues inside it, that might show how an ordinary neighbor or co-worker becomes increasingly deranged. >> we also found a second video. you're looking at one. this is sodini giving a tour of his own house. as you'll see, there's some remarkable things we find on this video. if you look closely, that book, is called "how to date young women for men over 35. "and something else new we found this morning. by analyzing, literally, computer code involved in s blog, a hidden message, that he had written about men. >> embedded in the computer. >>
tomorrow, america will be reintroduced to the woman who brought french cooking to our kitchens. >> on good morning america she was a contributor for the better part of two decades. we are going to the abc news vault this morning for a taste of julia on gma during the 1980s. >> one of the most magical things in cooking is the making of an omelet. we are so lucky to have with us one of the great magicians of cooking, julia child, to explain how any of us, and i repeat how any of us can make an omelet. >> pull it towards you. if you put it up there -- jerk is towards you. >> i see, like this. >> there, you see. >> oh, yeah. >> now don't -- remember jerk towards you. >> a little edgy. >> let me do that again. >> show me. >> it's out there, jerk towards you. when all of the beans turn over by themselves, you've got it. >> oh, when they all, okay. i'm practicing jerking. here i am. >> it has the look of a mucous coating is what it is. you have to scrub it. it's the edges of the wings which don't have much meat on them. that gets trimmed off and we come up here into a bony section and that gets t
that these attacks do not take more innocent lives in the future. >> america says that the insurgents trying to topple somalia's government is linked to al qaeda. the group wants to impose strict islamic law across the country. it portrays this as a holy war. it appears to be attracting support from islamic extremists. several young men were arrested in australia accused of plotting terrorist attacks. in the early 1990's under bill clinton's presidency, american troops tried to intervene in somalia. when helicopters were shot down and american soldiers killed, the americans pulled out. reluctant to send troops again, the united states is attracting forces loyal to the somali government. in nairobi, hillary clinton met with the somali president with a clear message. we're with you and we will help you to stay in power. we will support you with training and weapons. >> if they want to obtain a haven in somalia which would then attract al qaeda and other terrorist actors, it would be a threat to the united states. >> this was a very public show of american support for the president. some analys
. the fastest growing minority population in america, which at some point will continue to grow and be a very, very powerful voting block. judge sonia sotomayor, the young woman from the bronx, n.y., who paid her way and earned her way and impressed a lot of people along the way. she has no major place in history. -- she has made her place in history. >> we do not know where she is. she may be at the white house. when justice samuel alito underwent this process, he was watching television at the white house with president bush. as soon as they learned he had the right number of votes, they swore him in. when the chief justice went through this, he was invited over and was sworn in within three hours. my guess is that she will be justice sonia sotomayor before the sun goes down today, or at the latest at noon tomorrow. i have reason to believe that her colleagues at the supreme court will return from their vacations to meet her and shake her hand and swear in at lunchtime friday tomorrow. shepard: why the rush? >> she has to move to new york. she has to hire the rest of her staff. she has to p
battle. brookings fellow doug elliott says home prices and mortgages matter to middle class america and major financial institutions. >> there are fundamental economic interests here, which means you are going to have a lot of people lining up to support a large mortgage effort with as much government subsidy as possible, implicit or explicit. >> reporter: one question is what will happen to common shares of fannie mae and freddie mac, which currently trade on the new york stock exchange. >> as we come out of conservatorship, they'll be a decision made, and it could be that they have absolutely no value. >> reporter: as policymakers grapple with the future of the mortgage giants, their job will be helped or hindered by how the companies toxic assets are perform. the administration says it will unveil plans for the mortgage giants in february. stephanie dhue, "nightly business report," washington. >> paul: oil traders who make false or misleading statements will be fined a million dollars a day. that's the bottom line of a new rule issued today by the federal trade commission. the ag
, coming this october, cnn will present latino in america, how latinos are changing america, reshaping politics, business, schools, and neighborhoods. latino in america this october on cnn. >>> a guilty verdict for the former congressman who hid $90,000 in his freezer. william jefferson was convicted on 11 corruption charges including bribery and money laundering, the money found in his freezer came from an fbi informant. >> the citizens need to have confidence in their government and when someone sells their office, it replaces that confidence in their public officials with cynicism. $90,000 in a freezer is not a gray area, it's a violation. he sold his office for the least common denominator about what public service is about and that's personal wealth and greed. >> jefferson faces as much as 150 years in prison when he is sentenced in october. his attorney says he will appeal. >>> bringing in rob marciano now from the severe weather center to take a look at this with me to water spout. love these, right? but it was from the air, you can tell you see a little bit of the aircraft. dor
. >> big relief for those families. >>> now here's a look at some other news "early today" in america. >>> one man didn't have enough trouble on his hands. during a hearing in which he pled guilty, the defendant spat in the judge's face. deputies escorted the man out of the courtroom. so far no additional charges have been filed for that spitting. >> electrifying video from an lightning striking a tower. fortunately, it had a camera rolling at its base. the structure is grounded so it didn't cause any damage. >>> one powerful storm in indiana did cause plenty of devastating destruction there. a dozen homes were damaged or demolished. entire roofs were just ripped from some of these homes. the national weather service is still trying to determine if that storm qualifies as a tornado or heavy winds. fortunately, no injuries have been reported. >>> a mississippi organization is hoping a melon that could feed an army will help raise a chunk of money for veterans. the local american legion post will auction off this 158-pound watermelon donated by one of its auctions were proceeds will go
conversation, this is no longer america. neil: thank you. we would read what kevin has put out, because he has framed this debate way beyond a liberal or conservative conversation. left, white, red, blue. this is just plain illegal. our senior analyst judge andrew napolitano joins us. it is illegal? >> yes. when richard nixon was worried about anti-war protesters during the vietnam era, he said fbi agents and undercover cia agents under cover, which is against the law to be operating in the u.s., in military and civilian garb to take photographs and to take deeper quarters to record the voice of protesters, and they sued. it is a very famous case. the right to free speech is natural to us. it does not come to was from the government but from our humanity. no government may interfere with it when you are expressing political speech about what the government is doing. neil: even if that is on a political -- in other words, what you are saying is if it pops up on a white house, government side, even though there are vested interests on that site -- government site -- >> the first amendment only r
would have told you neither one of those thirngs were likely, but it's the promise of america fulfilled and the prok we fight every day for future generations. to my republican colleagues, it's hard to tell the hispanic community when you have a woman on the yale law review, became a top prosecutor in new york city, went on to get appointed by a republican president to the district court of the federal district court, and then by a democratic president passed by congress's both democrats and -- at the time, and you have a great history of precedent, commitment to press didn't, the constitution and the rule of law, and you still say to a latina like that i can't vote for you, it sends a message to the community, no matter how hard we try, no matter how hard we work, no matter how many barriers we break, somehow you still find us lacking. >> i'm glad you were lucky enough to be there today to cast that vote. thanks for joining us today, senator menendez. >>> for more, let's bring in jamal simmons, sam stein and john feehery. let's consider the politics of this. pretty big republican vote
to do all we can to ensure that these attacks do not kemore innocent lives inhe future. >> america sa tt the insurgen tryingo topp somalia' government islinked to qaeda. the gro wants to impose strict islamic law acro the country. it portrays this as a hol war. it appears to be attracting suort from iamic extremists. several young men were arrested in australia accused of plotting terrorist attacks. in th early 1990's under bill clint's predency, american troops tried to intervene in somalia. when helicopters were shot down and american soldiers killed, the americanpulled out. reluctant to send tops again, the uned states is attracting forces loyal to the sali governme. in nairobi, hillar clinton met with the somali president with a clear message. w're with you and we will help you to stay in power. will support you wh trainingnd weapons. >> if they nt to obtain a haven in somalia which uld then attractl qaedand other terrorist actors, itould be a threat to the united stat. >> th was aery public show of american suppo forhe president. some analystwould argue that itould possibly play in
diagnosis does not completely explain the explosion we are seeing here in america. we often see adversarial relationships develop between pediatricians and family members who believe that there autism was caused by vaccines. we also see adversarial relationships when parents do not accept the advice of physicians that there could be multiple causes of autism, and reach an impasse. the autism society of america currently estimates that the lifetime cost of caring for a child with autism is from $3.5 million to $5 million. taking those numbers, we are looking at facing almost $90 billion annual cost in autism. the question we have to ask is, can we afford not to put the money into research and treatment, if these are the numbers we are looking at? i am glad you are sitting beside me. the combating of citizen group brought great hope to parents. --, adding optimism grew. we have to move quicker. we have to see the coordinating committee look at all aspects and possible causes to autism. we also have to see that committee quickly make some identifiers and look at populations of these children's
, will the controversy over the first hispanic supreme court justice in america now die down? also, this hour, the hidden cost of swine flu. we will find out how it is affecting egypt's poorest. and a play about polygamy allowed in the west, but not in many traditional cultures. just tell a acceptable is it? ♪ it is 7:00 a.m. in washington, midday here in london, and 3:30 p.m. in the afghan province where 26 people, many civilians, have been killed, following two wrecks of bombs. it is the latest in a string of insurgent attacks in the lead up to next month's election. and the worst incident, 21 including children were killed when a bomb detonated. the attacks happened as the new nato secretary general was making his first trip to southern afghanistan to assess conditions there. he has made cutting the civilian deaths aboard. joining us is our correspondent, martin. these civilian deaths, can we assume that this is a product of the terrorists changing the way they are targeting? due to this latest incident in southern afghanistan is not exactly clear how how these 21 civilians were killed. there was a
the multimillion dollar settlement between bank of america and s.e.c. and mary thompson joins us on the holdoff. mary? >> the district judge has questioned for both sides' attorneys so he will be holding a hear on monday in new york's southern district. writing in a filing, he says the pros posed consent judgment will leave uncertain the truth of the very serious allegations made in the complaint. rakoff is asking if the $33 million fine bank of america asked to pay s.e.c. is adequate and the billions of t.a.r.p. funds they received via the government. people familiar with rakoff are not surprised he's not ready to sign off on the deal, saying he's very serious about determining whether any settlement is in the public interest. on tuesday without admitting or denying guilt, bank of america agreed to settle s.e.c. charge that's gave shareholders false and misleading information about its then pending merger with merrill lynch. the s.e.c. alleging contrary to public comments, bank of america had agreed to apay $5.8 billion in bonuses as a deal to buy the brokerage. the bank didn't share this info
a wonderful thing for america. >> i think obviously you come in, democrats and republicans, you commend them for getting her hopefully confirmed. >> and with this historic hope, the senate has affirmed that judge sotomayor has the intellect, the temperament, the history, the integrity, and the independence of mind to ably serve on our nation's highest court. this is a role that the senate has played for more than two centuries, helping ensure that equal justice under the law is not merely a phrase enscribed above our courthouse door but a description of what happens every single day inside the courtroom. >> reporter: after the president made his short remarks, a reporter shouted at him that he was happy with the 68 votes, and he said, quote, i'm very happy. a handful of republicans did come on board, but this was strictly along party lines. certainly, the white house would have loved to have seen a bigger bipartisan effort here, wolf. i talked a few days ago to a senior administration official to get their take on this second hundred days, what stood out in this individual's mind, and immedi
longer in america. it just does not happen -- elevation to higher elevations any longer in america. i do not remember all whole lot of articles talking that, because i happen to be a conservative republican. it only comes up when it is liberals we are talking about. neil: did you know that i was the first italian american banker hired at fox news? that is a whole other show -- the first italian american anchor? thank you. steve moore sees something no one else does. ..xn0] neil: it does seem weird that on the day we have the supreme court judge names, we are dealing with cars. cash for clunkers. if you trade in your clunker, will there be a new car waiting for you? jeff flock has a chrysler dealership in illinois. hey, jeff? >> the government approved a $2 billion more for the cash for clunkers program -- approved $2 billion more. and then, you do not have any cars to sell. >> we are getting some in next week. >> chrysler/jeep/.. -- chrysler, jeep's, dodge. -- jeep's -- jeep. they got the clunkers in here, but toyota did not shed any plants down. neither did nissan. -- they did not shut
journey so far. >> the biggest experience is just meeting, encountering america on america's terms kind of. the people i've met have been unbelievable. other riders, other riders from other countries. and just the general public. it's been unbeliefbly friendly. >> he will complete his nearly 4,000 mile journey in cape may, new jersey this sunday. and this happens to be on his 60th birthday. >>> it is the most common type of crash on the road. fender-benders. why even if the damage is small could cost you a pretty penny on repairs. >>> plus, move over, michael phelps. instead of nation versus nation, in these games, it's hotel versus hotel. it is the housekeeping olympics. >>> and tonight temperature of 82. norm will have the forecast coming up if just a little bit. keep it right here. [ female announcer ] new swiffer wet jet cleans so deep, you'll love it. your old mop will just have to get over it... [ engine rattles ] [ man ] love stinks! ♪ love stinks! ♪ yeah! yeah! [ female announcer ] new swiffer wet jet is redesigned. it cleans deep in corners. its solution penetrates layers of
obama says it's a wonderful day for america. his reaction to the senate confirming the first hispanic ever nominated to the u.s. supreme court. sonia sotomayor. the vote was 68-31. all the democrats and two independents voted yes. nine republicans also voted to confirm sotosaying even if they didn't agree with all her views she was qualified. she'll be sworn in saturday as the 1 11thth justice, and only the third woman to serve on the nation's highest court. >> the nomination of sonia sotomayor of new york is confirmed. >> reporter: it was a history-making moment, the confirmation of the first hispanic justice to the supreme court. sonia sotomayor, the girl from the projects, who became an aaccomplished prosecutor, lawyer and jurist becomes justice sotomayor the moment she is formally sworn in this saturday. >> it's a wonderful day for america. >> reporter: the president called it another broken barrier a step toward a more perfect union. >> i'm filled with pride in this achievement, and great confidence that judge sotomayor will make an outstanding supreme court justice. >> reporter:
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